Well I am very proud to announce that I have just completed my first wedding cake. Upon reflection, I now realise that I set my standards bar very high. I will not pretend that it was easy in any way, but the techniques that I got to practice and the complications (like heat and humidity) I had to overcome were all a great learning curve.
Red & Yellow Tiers - Rich Chocolate Butter cake, filled with two layers of Espresso Italian Buttercream, oh so delicious.
Blue Tiers - Fresh Orange Butter cake, filled with two layers of Marmalade Italian Buttercream, adds an interesting twist.
Cake covered and styled with White Chocolate Flavoured Fondant, all decorations made from same fondant. There is a touch of edible glitter on the roses and flannel flowers, I love edible glitter.
Does anyone know who developed this cake design, I need to thank them and give them credit for their fab work. The original picture I found is on flickr, thank you to Princes of Ilyr who posted the picture and for providing such a wonderful inspiration.
A big thank you to a lovely friend who watched my kids at various times, unfortunately my kids are as obsessed about cake & cupcakes as I am, and they particularly love to 'help' with what they think is playdoh (fondant).
We'll be getting back to making cupcakes soon (I don't even want to look at the kitchen at the moment), and there are quite a few family & friend birthdays in March, strangely they have all requested big cakes, so keep checking back for them this month. Also does anyone have any requests ie. recipes or decorating techniques etc, ideas for posts. Gotta fly!